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- Print Length: 128 pages
- Publisher: HiddenSpring (June 11, 2012)
- Publication Date: June 11, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B008AKOGAC
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Lever and a Place to Stand, A: The Contemplative Stance, the Active Prayer Kindle Edition
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My friends tell me that one of the memories they take away from my Leadership Seminars - and sometimes my preaching - is a few of `Croucher's Global Statements'. OK, (give a dog a bad name...:-) here's another:
** In my humble opinion Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr is the English-speaking world's #1 contemporary Christian prophet **
There, now that that's off my chest, let's have a quick glance at his latest book.
Richard is `with-it' (he's au fait with Emerging Church thinking, a la Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren et al), ecumenical (I love his sometimes oblique but devastating critiques of church hierarchies), erudite (he's a voracious reader and, these days, author), irenical (but the conservatives and liberals each regularly `cop a serve') and very `grounded' and friendly (we've been privileged to have him stay with us in Melbourne).
The thesis of A Lever and a Place to Stand is simple, but not-so-simple: Without a genuine contemplative stance, we'll never adequately challenge the oppressions, materialism and sectarianism of our modern world. But activism without contemplation/meditation is mostly the preferred short-cut moderns take to `attack' the world's problems, hence, for example, imperialistic disasters like Aghanistan, the incarceration of more people in U.S. prisons for drug-related offences than were in Russian gulags a generation or two ago, the selfishness of `born again/right wing' Christianity in the U.S. and elsewhere which attacks issues like gay relationships, for example, with conservative hermeneutics and bigotry rather than empathy... the list goes on.Read more ›
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This book opens the door to the idea of being 'in the world, but not of the world'. Using a variety of examples, as Rohr usually does, he points to ways we can develop the... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Joan Berry
What is your place in the universe. A very thoughtful approach to vocational peace in the latter stages of life.Published 17 months ago by Steve West
I love this book, but then I love just about anything written by Richard Rohr.Published 18 months ago by Judith A. Wilson
Rohr has another winner in the topic of passionate Christianity and contemplative prayer. Read this for a transformative journey.Published 19 months ago by RevSam
Richard Rohr challenges and nurtures, both at the same time. His ideas are timeless!Published 20 months ago by Patricia M. Sodo
Product came as described: Brand New! Great product and excellent service...I am very pleased with order!Published 20 months ago by Ishaaq J.
all readers of Richard Rohr. Inside you will find more wisdom from on high, and you will find it well said...transformative in scope.Published 23 months ago by Linda C. Davis
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